Scott Nader Kazem 1966-2018

Scott Nader Kazem, age 52, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Leesburg, Virginia.  Scott was born in March 18, 1966 in Bronx, New York to Norma and Edward Kazem.  Scott attended George Mason University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 1987 and during which time he became a proud member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.  After practicing as a Certified Public Accountant, he attended law school at the George Mason University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2001.  After graduating, Scott practiced law with his brother, Jonathan Kazem, in Leesburg until he began his own practice in 2014.  Throughout Scott’s professional career, he represented diverse clients ranging from large international companies in complex legal and financial matters to individuals going through tough times. Scott loved his job and one of his greatest pleasures was helping someone move onto the right path.

Scott found great joy in his family.  He married Kris Kazem shortly after graduating from GMU and they were blessed with their daughter Hannah.  Hannah has always been the light of his life.  He married Joy Kazem in May 2017 and became a proud stepfather of four.  Scott is survived by his daughter, Hannah, his wife, Joy, and his stepchildren, Julia, Daniel, Will and Matthew.  He is also survived by his father Edward, his brothers Jonathan and Matthew, his sisters Jennifer Herrin and Tania Bartlett, and many nieces and nephews. Scott adored the children in his life. He treasured time with his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed family dinners and teaching new things. He loved the unbridled fun of the younger children and watching the older children start to grow into the people they would become. Uncle Scott will be missed dearly by the children in his life.

Scott remained active in TKE and has been an avid supporter of GMU athletics, maintaining season tickets for GMU basketball.  He enjoyed his motorcycle and rode cross country as well as traveling to numerous bike events over the years. Scott enjoyed smoking meats on his smoker, a good glass of Jameson and relaxing with friends and neighbors who became friends. Scott loved live music and had an encyclopedic knowledge of rap music. He spent many summer weekends in Dewey beach, some as a member of the Kahuna House. Scott has traveled to Mexico several times a year over the last few years and was a strong supporter of a cancer charity based in Cancun and the TTR community. Scott loved animals and recently adopted a rescue dog.

Scott lived a very full and rich life and will be missed by friends, family and those with whom he worked.  Although Scott often maintained a tough persona, those who knew him know that he had a huge heart and consistently was there for people during the good times and bad.  He loved and protected those around him with the same fierce intensity that he brought to the courtroom for his clients.

There will be a viewing for the family at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA.  on Thursday, May 31, 2018, followed by visitation hours open to the public from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to

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